Possible recounts loom in tight Florida senate and governor contests

Left to right Andrew Gillum Ron DeSantis Bill Nelson Rick Scott

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Sen. Bill Nelson and his attorneys will head back to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida Wednesday afternoon in a fight for a ruling that would require ballots with "signature mismatches" be counted. "The margin does continue to close as a result of lawful ballots", Elias told reporters Friday morning in a conference call.

Mohammed Jazil, who is representing Secretary Ken Detzner, said in a hearing Friday that by changing the noon deadline, it would cause problems with the counties that have already submitted their unofficial returns.

A spokesman for Mr Nelson, Dan McLaughlin, said the lawsuits were politically motivated and "borne out of desperation".

WPLG-TV in Miami reported Snipes had a "testy exchange" with one of the station's reporters Thursday as the elections supervisor was asked about the status of the recount.

Murphy, who swapped his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat in 2011, served in the U.S. House 2013-17.

On Thursday, Scott and Senate Republicans filed a lawsuit demanding the recount be halted.

State Sen. Nikema Williams, Georgia director for the group Care In Action, says at least 2,000 people across the nation are involved in the effort to ensure that Georgia votes are counted.

"As soon as Democrats sent their best Election stealing lawyer, Marc Elias, to Broward County they miraculously started finding Democrat votes", he said of Democrats' top lawyer on the case. As of Friday morning, DeSantis led Gillum by 0.44 percentage point.

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The divide between Scott and Nelson is now within the.25 percent margin needed to ensure the race would first go to a machine recount and then, if the margin holds, a hand recount. By two o'clock that same day the Florida Secretary of State is expected to certify those results and order a machine recount for any multi-county races within half a percentage point. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, meanwhile, conceded Florida's governor race to Republican Ron DeSantis, because he was trailing the congressman by an even larger margin. Overnight Thursday for instance, the lead swapped in the Senate race in Arizona, with Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema pulling slightly ahead of Republican Martha McSally.

"Every Floridian should be concerned there may be a rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward counties", Scott said Thursday.

Abrams is vying to become the first black woman elected as governor of a USA state. He denied the charge.

Election Day was on Tuesday, but for races in a number of states, it's not over yet. There have been quite a few allegations lobbed regarding possible foul play on the part of Democrats, but latest reports indicate that the design of a key county's ballot likely resulted in thousands of voters overlooking the Senate race altogether.

His lawsuits accused Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher of mishandling the ballot count and preventing observers from having full access as votes are counted. "Ms. Snipes' office has a record of incompetence and illegal behavior".

Scott has asked state law enforcement to investigate the elections offices of Palm Beach and Broward Counties for wrongdoing, without evidence of what should be investigated.

"I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election", Mr Scott said.

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